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January 23, 2018
 

Oscar Nominations: ‘Shape of Water’, Three Billboards’, and ‘Dunkirk’ Lead the Pack

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The nominations for the 90th Academy awards were announced today, and Guillermo Del Toro‘s ‘The Shape of Water‘ seems to be continuing it’s awards show streak with 13 Oscar nominations in total. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘ follows with 9 total nominations, and the third most nominated film with ‘Dunkirk‘ landing 7 total nominations, including Christopher Nolan‘s first Best Director nomination.

The big takeaway from all of these Oscar nominations is that it seems to be the year of the genre picture at this year’s awards, as the three most nominated films are essentially that. Along with ‘The Shape of Water‘, ‘Three Billboards‘ and ‘Dunkirk‘, ‘Call Me By Your Name‘, ‘Darkest Hour‘, ‘Get Out‘, ‘Lady Bird‘, ‘Phantom Thread‘ and ‘The Post‘ round out all of the films that received best picture nods this year. The directing category features four first-time nominees this year, with Paul Thomas Anderson being the only returning member vying for the Oscar. Greta Gerwing‘s nomination here marks only the 5th woman to be nominated for the prize, and the first female to be nominated since Katherine Bigelow won in 2011 for ‘The Hurt Locker’.

There weren’t too many surprises in the acting categories, but the biggest for me is the fact that Denzel Washington was able to sneak into a surprise nomination for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.‘. This also marks Daniel Day Lewis‘ 6th overall acting nomination, and Meryl Streep‘s 21st (you read that right) overall nomination for acting. I think the most surprising winner throughout today’s announcement is ‘Blade Runner 2049‘, eking out with 5 total nominations in the technical categories, including yet another Oscar nomination for cinematographer Roger Deakins. As far as snubs are concerned, the biggest surprise here is for ‘The Disaster Artist‘, which received no love from the academy, along with an Oscar snub for Armie Hammer in ‘Call Me By Your Name‘.

The 90th Academy Awards, which are set to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel f(or the second time), will air live on ABC on March 4. in the meantime, here’s the full list of the nominees in each category:

Best Picture:

  • ‘Call Me By Your Name’
  • ‘Darkest Hour’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘Get Out’
  • ‘Lady Bird’
  • ‘Phantom Thread’
  • ‘The Post’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Best Director: 

  • Jordan Peele, ‘Get Out’
  • Christopher Nolan, ‘Dunkirk’
  • Greta Gerwig, ‘Lady Bird’
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, ‘Phantom Thread’
  • Guillermo del Toro, ‘The Shape Of Water’

Best Actress: 

  • Sally Hawkins, ‘The Shape of Water’
  • Frances McDormand, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
  • Margot Robbie, ‘I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, ‘Lady Bird’
  • Meryl Streep, ‘The Post’

Best Actor: 

  • Timothée Chalamet, ‘Call Me By Your Name’
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Phantom Thread’
  • Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Get Out’
  • Gary Oldman, ‘Darkest Hour’
  • Denzel Washington, ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Willem Dafoe, ‘The Florida Project’
  • Woody Harrelson, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
  • Richard Jenkins, ‘The Shape of Water’
  • Christopher Plummer, ‘All the Money in the World’
  • Sam Rockwell, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Mary J Blige, ‘Mudbound’
  • Allison Janney, ‘I, Tonya’
  • Lesley Manville, ‘Phantom Thread’
  • Laurie Metcalf, ‘Lady Bird’
  • Octavia Spencer, ‘The Shape of Water’

Original Screenplay: 

  • ‘The Big Sick’
  • ‘Get Out’
  • ‘Lady Bird’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Adapted Screenplay: 

  • ‘Call Me By Your Name’
  • ‘The Disaster Artist’
  • Logan
  • ‘Molly’s Game’
  • ‘Mudbound’

Best Animated film: 

  • ‘Coco’
  • ‘The Breadwinner’
  • ‘Ferdinand’
  • ‘Loving Vincent’
  • ‘The Boss Baby’

Original song nominees: 

  • “Remember Me” (from Coco)
  • “Mystery of Love” (from Call Me By Your Name)
  • “This Is Me” (from The Greatest Showman)
  • “Mighty River” (from Mudbound)
  • “Stand Up For Something” (from Marshall)

Best Documentary:

  • ‘Faces Places’
  • ‘Icarus’
  • ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ 
  • ‘Strong Island’
  • ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

Best Documentary Short: 

  • ‘Edith+Eddie’
  • ‘Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405’
  • ‘Heroin(e)’
  • ‘Knife Skills’
  • ‘Traffic Stop’

Best foreign language:

  • ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (Chile)
  • ‘On Body and Soul’ (Hungary)
  • ‘The Insult’  (Lebanon)
  • ‘Loveless’ (Russia)
  • ‘The Square’ (Sweden)

Make-up and Hairstyling:

  • ‘Darkest Hour’
  • ‘Victoria & Abdul’
  • ‘Wonder’

Film Editing: 

  • ‘Baby Driver’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘I, Tonya’
  • ‘The Shape Of Water’
  • ‘Three Billboards’

Visual Effects: 

Best Original Score: 

  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘Phantom Thread’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
  • ‘Three Billboards’

Live Action Short Film:

  • ‘DeKalb Elementary’
  • ‘The Eleven O’Clock’
  • ‘My Nephew Emmett’ 
  • ‘The Silent Child’
  • ‘Watu Wote/All of Us’

Best Animated Short Film: 

  • ‘Dear Basketball’
  • ‘Garden Party’
  • ‘Lou’
  • ‘Negative Space’
  • ‘Revolting Rhymes’

Best Sound Mixing: 

  • ‘Baby Driver’
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Best Sound Editing: 

  • ‘Baby Driver’
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Best Costume Design: 

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’
  • ‘Darkest Hour’
  • ‘Phantom Thread’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’
  • ‘Victoria & Abdul’

Cinematography: 

  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ 
  • ‘Darkest Hour’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘Mudboud’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’

Production Design: 

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’
  • ‘Darkest Hour’
  • ‘Dunkirk’
  • ‘The Shape of Water’


About the Author

Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for ageofthenerd.com. He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.



 
 

 
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